DailyDirt: AI Image Recognition Is Still A Bit Buggy

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As artificial intelligence gets more and more advanced, the differences between how computers recognize patterns and how humans do may become harder and harder to discern. However, it's obvious there are differences -- which might matter significantly if we're going to put these image recognition algorithms in control of autonomous cars or military threat detection systems. Check out a few of these image processing algorithms. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: ai, artificial intelligence, autonomous cars, image processing, image recognition, imagenet computer vision competition, neural networks, pattern recognition, self-learning algorithms, sparklevision
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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Feb 2015 @ 6:37pm

    Computer vision is never going to be the same as human vision. Just like a computer will never write a play like Shakespeare.

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      MrTroy (profile), 2 Feb 2015 @ 10:17pm

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      [citation needed]

      Never is a long time...

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      Ninja (profile), 3 Feb 2015 @ 1:06am

      Re:

      Ask a person in 1930 and they'd say that man was never gonna hit the moon, much less land a robot (a robot?!!!!!) in Mars. Give it time and it will happen.

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        JoeCool (profile), 3 Feb 2015 @ 9:03am

        Re: Re:

        By 1930, science fiction was already well into stories of going to the moon or even Mars. Remember that Jules Verne wrote from 1863 to 1905, and wrote "From the Earth to the Moon" in 1865. So I'd say at least some people in 1930 would have said it was inevitable that man go to the moon, or put probes on Mars.

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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Feb 2015 @ 8:24pm

    Ha ha ha...

    You can fool most of the people most of the time actually. Politics is very much proof of that.

    However, resolving the problems with AI will not be easy. At best we would probably have to start every AI off at the level of a childish mind, kinda like humans are at birth. This would allow an AI to develop itself and learn what things mean. The problem with this will be the same as with humans. It opens the possibility that the AI will decide to hate humans as part of its learning. The only thing that might save us is a rule like Asimov's laws for example. However, if it is truly an AI, its ability to learn and undo any safeguards we place in it, will quickly grow beyond our abilities to manage.

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    CharlieBrown, 3 Feb 2015 @ 12:04am

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    Ninja (profile), 3 Feb 2015 @ 1:09am

    I like the fool other AI software mentioned. We should start running it collectively to fuck up the surveillance crew. As for real life we have masks and cover for the face. As long as we fight for the right of hiding them.

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    nasch (profile), 3 Feb 2015 @ 8:55am

    SparkleVision

    SparkleVision is an image reconstruction algorithm that can unscramble images from some kinds of distorted reflections.

    This is not at all like enhancing a grainy smudge of a reflection into a crystal clear photo like you see in the movies, though it is pretty cool. SparkleVision has all the information it needs, and assembles it into an image. In the Hollywood version, they're coming up with information that isn't even in the original image.

    And for your amusement: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img705/4124/zoomcsiinvestigation.jpg

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